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June 3rd, 2010, 10:54 PM
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And do I really need to pinch them from my tomato plants? If so, how do I do this?

Also, my pumpkin plants are wilted every day I go out to water then but a few hrs later they are standing up just great????
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June 3rd, 2010, 11:09 PM
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Haha I was just going to ask about suckers!!! Too funny.
What time do you water your pumpkin plants? I understand it's best to water in the evenings while it's dark that way the plants holds the water throughout the day better. If you water in the morning, the sun evaporates the water more quickly and the plant loses moisture.

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June 4th, 2010, 10:38 AM
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on a tomato plant the suckers are just new growth between the joint of 2 stems...they just look like little stems with a leaf or two on them...just pinch them off
I didn't understand what they were either, untill i saw them growing on my tomato plants,lol!
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June 4th, 2010, 04:26 PM
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Hmmm....something else I've never noticed before. I guess i need to pay more attention to things on my plants.
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